An evaluation of compliance with an antibiotic policy in surgical wards at a general teaching hospital in Northern Ireland

M.A. Aldeyab, S.M. Elshibly, J.C. McElnay, Elizabeth Davies, M.G. Scott, F.A. Magee, P. Leyden, M.P. Kearney

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)921-922
Number of pages2
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Sept 2009

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Correspondence Address: Kearney, M. P.; Antrim Area Hospital, Northern Trust, 45 Bush Road, Antrim BT42 2RL, United Kingdom; email:

Chemicals/CAS: Anti-Bacterial Agents

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  • antibiotic prophylaxis
  • antibiotic resistance
  • antibiotic therapy
  • drug administration route
  • drug substitution
  • female
  • health survey
  • hospital policy
  • hospitalization
  • human
  • infection control
  • Ireland
  • length of stay
  • letter
  • major clinical study
  • male
  • practice guideline
  • surgical ward
  • teaching hospital
  • treatment indication
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • Female
  • General Surgery
  • Guideline Adherence
  • Hospital Units
  • Hospitals, Teaching
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Northern Ireland
  • Physician's Practice Patterns
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Questionnaires

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